Cambridge Society of Dorset

Cambridge Society of Dorset

The Cambridge Society of Dorset dates from 1984 and has over 120 members.  We offer a varied programme of six talks and visits per year in and around the County.  These normally incorporate a social gathering or convivial meal, and a Cambridge Don is usually the guest speaker at our AGM and lunch.  Last year, for instance, Dr Mara Kalnins, Life Fellow of Corpus and formerly University Reader in Modern Literature, enlightened us about the resilient history and survival of the Latvian nation. We also support the University by organising an evening with existing students in September for Dorset Freshers.

Examples of recent meetings are: Prof. Beverley Glover, Director of the University’s Botanic Garden, explaining her research on the curious relationship of flowers and pollinators and hence why flowers are different colours; a visit and tour by John Makepeace of Farrs House in Beaminster where he continues to design and create inspirational woodwork; a talk on Cybercrime in the incongruously romantic setting of Moonfleet Manor; and a private tour and tutored tasting at Dorset’s Langham Wine Estate.

Members are always welcome to bring guests and, except where numbers are limited by the venue, we often invite alumni from the adjacent counties to join us.

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President
Edward Knowles (Gonville and Caius College 1958)
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Chair
David Shepherd (St John's College 1963)
General Committee Member
John Heath (St Catharine's College 1965)
General Committee Member
Mark Vye (Pembroke College 1973)
Membership Secretary
Bobby Knowles (Newnham College 1964)
President
Edward Knowles (Gonville and Caius College 1958)
Secretary
John Riley (Trinity College 1963)
Secretary
John Yerbury (Peterhouse 1964)
Treasurer
David Frith (Jesus College 1966)

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